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Sometimes it's not possible to cloth diaper full time or you may be potty training and still use diapers at nights and naps. Or have you ever found a dirty diaper after you've just finished washing your cloth diapers? You can still wash your diapers without a full load! Those no need to wait to have enough diapers to wash.
Times you may need to wash a very small load:
- Part-time cloth diapering
- Potty training
- Night-time diapers only
Keep a small hanging wet bag either near your changing table or in your bathroom, whichever is more convenient. When it's time to wash the diapers, every 2 -3 days, empty your diapers and the wet bag into the washing machine and follow the instructions below.
Step 1: Do a rinse cycle with warm water on the smallest water setting.
Step 2: Add your other laundry and your detergent. Don't forget to change your water setting to the correct load size if necessary. Wash as normal.
You can wash with clothing, towels, or sheets. If washing with your clothes, you'll want to do your wash cycle on cold water so you don't shrink your clothing. If washing with sheets or towels, hot water is best.
The rinse cycle helps to remove as much as waste as possible from your diapers so you aren't washing all of your laundry in pee and poop. I prefer to wash with sheets or towels so I can wash my diapers in hot water, but an occasional cold wash won't hurt. It is best not to try to wash just 3 or 4 diapers by themselves because the load size is too small and the diapers won't create enough friction to agitate together.
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